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Method of Defining Cartridges for the Quietwriter Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059948D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Carter, KE Mersiovsky, LK Rosiles, MA Stratton, SD [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to allow selection of type styles on a printer without prompting the operator. The DisplayWrite 3 (DW3) cannot prompt for operator printer intervention because DW3 must support DOS background print, DW3 background print, and other functions. Therefore, printer intervention must be handled by the printer, and all controls must be in the file sent to the printer. The QuietWriter printer is supported on DW3. It has internal slots for two printhead cartridges: "slot A" and "slot *." The cartridges are removable in the same manner as printwheels on printwheel printers. Only one slot can be active at any time. The printer accepts and executes commands to change active slots and to pause to wait for the start button. There is no indicator on the printer to give the operator a message.